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December 9th, 2020 13:25
US Election Disinformation Reaches Europe, Russian-Backed Media Participating
European media is reporting on the growing issue of disinformation about the US election in Europe. According to the Euronews report, Russian-backed media outlets are participating in spreading this disinformation:...
December 9th, 2020 13:08
EU Launches Digital Initiative To Fight Disinformation
European media is reporting on the unveiling of the Democracy Action Plan, a digital effort established by the European Commission aimed at fighting disinformation, enforcing rules on fair competition in online...
November 19th, 2020 14:58
Canadian Cyber Centre Says Foreign Influence Represents “Collateral Damage” For Canada
The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre) has published it's National Cyber Threat Assessment 2020. Although more focused on cyber threats such as hacking and theft of personal information,...
November 18th, 2020 14:41
RECOMMENDED READING: How The Epoch Times Created A Giant Influence Machine
The New York Times has published a comprehensive report on the Epoch Times, the pro-Turmp media operation associated with the Chine Falun Gong movement. The article, titled "How The Epoch...
November 4th, 2020 13:08
RECOMMENDED READING: “The Real Threat of Foreign Interference Comes After Election Day”
Foreign Affairs has posted an article asserting that the US may be most vulnerable to foreign influence operations after the elections. The article begins: With just days to go before...
October 27th, 2020 14:18
RECOMMENDED READING: “Foreign Influence Operations and the 2020 Election: Framing the Debate”
The Lawfare Project has published a series of articles addressing both sides of the question "Is the threat of interstate influence operations overblown?” According to the announcement: ..in partnership with...
October 17th, 2020 12:52
DHS Releases 2020 Report on Homeland Threats- Russia Judged To Be Primary State Actor In Influence Operations
The US Department of Homeland Security has released its October 2020 "Homeland Threat Assessment” and influence operations are one of the seven major threat areas covered. According to the DHS...
October 14th, 2020 06:38
Facebook Removes Romanian Fake Account Network Aimed at US Elections
Facebook reported in July that it had removed a Romanian fake account network due to coordinated inauthentic behavior​ on behalf of a foreign entity. The accounts and pages of the...
October 14th, 2020 06:38
Facebook Removes Network Associated With Falun Gong Propaganda
In its Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior (CIB) Report from July, Facebook announced that it had removed a huge network of real and fake accounts associated with the Falun Gong movement over violations against its foreign...
October 14th, 2020 06:13
Falun Gong-Tied News Outlet Supporting Trump
US media is reporting on the Epoch Times a pro-Trump news outlet said to be closely tied to the Chinese opposition spiritual movement known as the Falun Gong. According to an...